Rejuv New Year Detox
Dr Simone reveals how to nourish, cleanse and re-set your health so you can start 2019 strong
Rejuv New Year Detox; Cleanse, Nourish & Re-Set your health for 2019
Christmas & New Year are now almost behind us and it’s time to cleanse, nourish & re-set our health so we start 2019 strong. Life is about balance and whether you had some rich foods and alcohol theses holidays & or you had emotional toxins bubble up from time with family members, why not gift yourself a cleanse over the month of January.
On a daily basis all of your organs and your 11 systems are under so much pressure from an accumulation of physical and emotional toxins. Your 11 systems include your immune, digestive, skeletal, muscular, cardiac, nervous, endocrine (hormonal), integumentary (skin), nervous, lymphatic and respiratory. That is a long list and a bit of a mine field to negotiate by yourself so that is where Rejuv is here to help.
When I do a cleanse I always use the Daniel fast as the base which many people now call a vegan fast or the new trendy term ‘Veganuary’. I always marry this in with intermittent fasting and do for a minimum of 21 days. Most people find it hard to start on the 1st of January which is why I always say a minimum of 21 days so most of January you focus on cleansing your mind & body. By eating mainly vegetables, fruits, nuts (no peanuts), seeds, quinoa, avocado and pulses for at last 21 days so you take the pressure off your digestive system so it can heal itself.
The main systems to focus on when doing a cleanse is your digestive, lymphatic, endocrine and urinary systems, for if these systems are functioning correctly the whole system is likely to have a positive shift into vibrant health. The colon is often referred to as the sewerage system of the body and you may have heard the phrase ‘death or disease begins in your colon’? The average person has 2 to10kg of waste in their bodies at one time and when food spends too long in your system fermentation occurs, inviting the over growth of yeast and parasites.
The British Journal of Cancer’s latest report revealed that 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in the UK and USA in their lifetime. According to cancer research UK ‘Every four minutes someone in the UK dies from cancer’. Lung, bowel, breast and prostate cancers together accounted for almost half (46%) of all cancer deaths in the UK in 2014. A study done in the NHS in 2016 revealed that 1 in 20 people develop bowel cancer and 64% of these cases could have been avoided if more care was taken with their diet and stress levels.
The entire digestive system runs from your mouth to your bottom and is approximately 30 feet or 9 meters tall (the average height of a 2 storey home). Your digestive system includes your mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon (large intestine), liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. The small intestine is the largest part of the digestive system at about 20 feet long, which is about as long as three average 6 foot men! It is in the small intestine that most digestive processes take place and where most of the nutrients are absorbed into the body. The liver, pancreas and gall bladder empty secretions into the small intestine to help break down food and allow the body to use it properly.
The liver is our largest solid organ (the skin is the largest non-solid organ) and one of the hardest working organs in your body. The liver has many functions but the three main ones are to clean your blood, produce bile to aid digestion and to store glycogen (a form of glucose used for energy), vitamin B12 and iron. Another little-known function of the liver is the transportation of blood that has just been enriched with vitamins and minerals during digestion. After eating or drinking a healthy whole food, all the goodness passes from the intestines into the blood, passing through the liver where it makes sure all ingredients are in in the perfect form so the body can utilise them. Whatever parts of foods or drinks the body doesn’t need will be separated into two exit avenues, either back to the intestines to be eliminated through your stool or through the kidneys and out through your urine.
Signs you need to do a detox/cleanse;
I often ask my patients are they tired or toxic? Fatigue is one of the first signs that your digestive system may need a spring clean. Other symptoms of a toxic digestive system include wind, bloating, constipation, IBS, anger/ irritability, depression, poor concentration, over-heating, jaundice, depression, irritability, anxiety and headaches. Many people buy into the advertising and do a liver cleanse/detox pack they find at any health food store, but what is not explained is that all chemicals / wastes the liver decides are not allowed to enter the body need to be eliminated through your urine in the kidneys or through your stool via your intestines. This means if you simply detox your liver you put added pressure on your unsuspecting kidneys and intestines (which are no doubt already fatigued and toxic just like the liver) and the overload of toxins will be re-absorbed back into the body. You wouldn’t shake a dusty rug inside your home with all the windows closed would you? Your home would be filled with more dust than ever. Taking care of your 11 systems on a weekly basis and doing seasonal cleansing is a much better way to live rather than that annual post new year quick liver cleanse.
So how do you do a Detox? Here is a sample plan with our top tips that you can do over 21-40 days (depending on your schedule). The aim of the game is to only eat plants, so only fruits and vegetables and to do intermittent fasting so that you take the pressure off your digestive system and give your body a chance to heal. With intermittent fasting you want to eat a maximum 6 hours a days. For example 1pm-7pm each day, or manoeuvre this based on your commitments.
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Rejuv New Year Detox Daily Plan
When you wake and across the morning till 1pm drink;
Rejuv Detox Water; Make up your entire 2L each morning for the day
2L water + juice of 2 lemons + 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar (cloudy) + 2 pinches of cayenne, 2 pinches of cinnamon + 2 pinches of turmeric + fresh grated ginger to taste
Plus add in these essential oils that are ok for consumption;
Orange- 1-2 drops internally or topically- for liver & lymphatic system
Black pepper oil- 1-2 drops internally or topically to cleanse entire cardiovascular system
Frankincense- 1-2 drops internally or topically for immune system, anti-ageing, anti-bacterial and overall cleanse and detox.
Fresh veggie juice 500ml; 6 celery stalks + 1 cucumber + 1 cup of broccoli + 1/2 bunch or parsley or coriander + 1/2 romaine lettuce + 1 green apple + juice of 1/2 lemon + ginger to taste
+ 2 Rejuv Liver clear capsules (detox liver)
- 1 scoop of teaspoons of Rejuv super greens powder
+ 1 Rejuv Para-Cleanse capsules (detox gut)
Skin brushing each day before your shower, always towards the heart
Here s a second recipe of another Rejuv Detox water; 1 litre of purified water + a handful of lemons and limes, handful of blueberries, fresh mint and a teaspoon of cloves.
Don’t forget 3 litres of water each day.
Exercise; Move your body each day for at least 40 minutes. This can be anything, walking, gym, dancing, classes, swimming, climbing- anything but make sure you enjoy it for life is too short to do something you hate each day. Don’t forget to exhale for we need to oxygenate your body & most of us shallow breathe each day, holding onto toxins. Sweating is also key to help release toxins choose an exercise that makes you sweat & or use a sauna each week to give your body a extra avenue to release toxins. FIR saunas are the best, then dry & then wet saunas. 30 minutes 2-3 times a week is best.
1-3pm Lunch; If you choose the salad, be mindful of your eating, chew each mouthful 20 times & put your cutlery down.
- 2 Rejuv anti-stress & brain boost capsules (detox excessive cortisol which causes belly fat & detox brain)
- if you want to boost your metabolism & burn extra fat during this cleanse take 2 Rejuv Metabolic Support Capsules (formerly known as Thermoslim)
1.Another green juice the same as breakfast (500ml)
2.OR Super food salad with leaves of your choice + cucumber + onion + raw asparagus + raw broccoli + 1/2 avocado + 1/2 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds + handful of almonds + olive oil + cloudy apple cider vinegar dressing
3. OR Vegan Protein shake; 400ml unsweetened almond milk + 1 scoop of vegan protein powder (Welleco Nourishing Protein chocolate or vanilla) + if you have a blender add in a handful of spinach + 1 handful of berries of your choice
4. OR Veggie soup
5. OR plate of raw veg crudités + 1 tablespoon of guacamole or hummus or 1/2 avocado
3-4pm 1 hour or more after lunch; 300-400ml green juice as above or carrot + beetroot + celery + spinach + lemon
- 1-2 handfuls of raw unsalted nuts (no peanuts)
- Green or herbal tea if desired
Tip; Shake or laugh off your afternoon slump! It’s natural to feel a little low in the afternoon due to the body’s circadian rhythms so instead of reaching for the caffeine have another detox water & oxygenate your body. You can do this with deep breathing (focussing on the exhale) or go for a quick 10 minute walk or bounce or at least have a good old laugh for this is amazing at oxygenating your body. I keep a mini-trampoline in my office so if I start to feel flat I bounce for 10 minutes (or jump on the trampoline with my kids when home) & this sorts me out.
5-6pm Detox water of the day (500ml)
Rejuv Lifestyle Tip; make time to do any of these over the week as time permits Reflexology, acupuncture, massage - any body treatment that you enjoy
Note- if your blood sugar levels dip have a handful or two of almonds or walnuts or pecans with 2 dates or an apple
7pm Dinner; Veggie soup or super food salad or stir fry of mixed veg cooked with coconut oil (maximum 7 minutes cooked to keep crunchy & keep nutrients alive) + add in 1 tablespoon of sauerkraut to any evening meal to boost your probiotics. + 3 Rejuv Turmeric capsules (remove inflammation) + 1 Rejuv Liver Clear capsules + 1 Rejuv para cleanse capsules
Before bed; 1 glass of water + 1 heaped soup spoon of Rejuv Digestive Complex powder
- 3 Rejuv Water Flo capsules (to detox lymphatic system, kidneys & adrenals)
See Essential oils below which you can add in both orally or topically.
Best herbs to add in;
Garlic & ginger to helps detox gut, cayenne to help detox blood, mint, rosemary, cinnamon & dandelion to help detox liver
Best fruits to add in;
Watermelon, berries- for kidneys & adrenals & fluid exchange to detox your cells. Cucumber, celery, greens to cleanse lymph and lemon, lime, grapefruit to cleanse liver.
Detox Essential Oils;
Orange- 1-2 drops internally or topically- for liver & lymphatic system
Rosemary 1-2 drops on abdomen for adrenals & kidneys
Turmeric- 1-2 drops topically or internally for liver & kidneys
Black pepper oil- 1-2 drops internally or topically to cleanse the entire cardiovascular system
Frankinsesnse- 1-2 drops internally or topically for the immune system, anti-aging, anti-bacterial and overall cleanse and detox.
Vetiver 1-2 drops topically for nerve, anxiety and circulation support.
Gratitude Journal- Write down 5 things you are grateful for each day for this has shown to have a huge impact on your stress levels sleep patterns & immune system
Rejuv Lifestyle cleanse support suggestions; See our blog on Lymph Detox (https://www.rejuv.co.uk/blog/love-your-body-melt-your-fat-cellulite-and-improve-your-health-by-detoxing) & be mindful of your thoughts for it doesn’t matter how many greens you eat, toxic thoughts can undo a lot of your good work. Love and forgiveness for yourself and others also does your body a huge amount of good. See our Rejuv Wellness Facebook post re the condition of your heart and letting go of emotional junk to accelerate you into great health
Detox with sun and nature, sunlight, grounding/earthing sea swims too if possible.